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CO2 emissions and pollution are just two of the accusatory fingers pointed at the world’s favorite form of transport: the car. Should we be looking at a car-free future? While car ownership rises steadily in Europe and America, it’s set to soar elsewhere. In China last year, there were 22 million privately owned cars. That figure is set to climb to 55 million by 2010, says China’s National Development and Reform Commission, and could explode to 140 million by 2020. Environmental campaigners say the world’s atmosphere can’t take that kind of CO2 increase, which comes both from more cars on the roads and from manufacturing processes. Pollution is also taking its toll. Officials in Beijing were forced to take 1.3 million cars off the capital’s streets in August this year, in an attempt to improve air quality. With global warming rising on the planet’s agenda, peak oil approaching and concern mounting about atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases, we ask: is it time we shut the door on the age of the automobile and gave our four-wheeled friend the boot?Source: CNN 5 November 2007
The election of the Rudd Goverment in Australia last week will soon see Australia sign the Kyoto Protocol. This will leave America as the only developed Nation on the Planet that has not signed the agreement to reduce greenhouse gases by 2012. Given the contribution America makes to global warming and the leadership that America is capable of providing the world, this state affairs is nothing short of breath taking. Come on America step up and have a go!
Portable nuclear reactor. Self contained, no operator(s) required and no moving parts. Think of it like a battery that will power 25,000 homes for 5 years. ……Food for thought.